Get up close and personal with nature at the Natural History Museum, where you can attend free and interactive talks taught by experts in the Attenborough Studio. Nature Live is an educational family programme that takes place every weekday at 2.30pm and 12.30pm at the weekends. It is a chance for people of all ages to gain a better understanding of the way life works in the wild. For example, talks include research into bugs, birds, dinosaurs, plants, and even meteorites that have fallen to earth. The current schedule is planned up to 27th April, so pop in to the museum and find out something fascinating. Here are just a few examples:
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace were both nineteenth century evolutionists with a bug fixation; they both collected beetles and between them amassed a grand total of twenty-two thousand boxes with over two hundred and sixty thousand species. These specimens are kept at the Natural History Museum and used for study. In this talk, find out how beetles prompted the theory of Natural Selection.
Over six million specimens of plants have been collected in the Natural History Museum in the last three hundred years. They are all stored in the herbarium for scientists to study. Come along to this talk to learn what they have discovered.